Please be careful. The threat / concern is real.
#summervibes #summer #skincare #transplantjourney #awareness #protection #transplantstrong #skincareroutine #cancer #cancerawareness
This was me a few months ago - skin cancer!!!
I'm 9.5 years out from my liver transplant. I have had 2 "mohs" surgeries on my scalp. I am spot checked every 4 months by the dermatologist. Everyone be diligent about your skin care. Wear sun screen.
I hope your doing well.
Wow! I had no idea the percentage of sun cancer was so high! Doctors have mentioned that I’d be more at risk after transplant but nothing like up to 80% of immunosuppressed patient with skin cancer at 20 years. Thanks for the warning. I live in FL and am in the sun year round. I only wear sunscreen if I’ll be out for an extended duration. I can see that will have to change - and hats will be my new best friend. My scalp burns easily.
And I hope you will have the same healing of that nose surgery as I did many years ago. Today, nobody can see any scar on my nose. My message adding to Karin's, don't be afraid, get it checked and taken care of by a dermatologist who knows transplants!
Skin cancer is serious. While we too often think it's not important, after all 'it's only on the skin (surface)". No, that cancer can travel inward and once in the bloodstream, can result in cancer elsewhere in our bodies. Out 29 years from a heart transplant, I am a long-term survivor of several cancer types (prostate, kidney, and too many skin cancers). As a way of giving back for my donated heart, I led a seven-year TRIO-sponsored project to raise awareness of the increased risk for post-transplant cancers which resulted in a world-class online educational resource you can find at https://TRIOwebPTC.org
Check it out and take the recommended best practice actions.
Here are two TRIO members promoting this resource at the TRIO Maryland annual educational summit . . .
Good resource for the #transplant #community ✔️
Indeed, @Staceywright - your new BFF is mine too! 👍
@Porsche1990 , Thank you for sharing your experience & for the tips !
What are your plans to celebrate your 10th Liverversary ? 🎉 🙏
@Karin - thank you so much for sharing about your experience with the beast 😥 . We all hope you won't have any more encounters with it. 🤞 🙏 🍀
Are there stats for this based on country? I’m curious if countries where it’s colder/less sun have lower rates than places where it’s warmer and people are potentially getting more sun.
I live in San Diego. So this is a year round issue. I wear sunscreen every day. I get yearly skin check by my Dermatologist. And if I'm going to be in the sun for a while I wear UV clothing. I also have Lupus so UV clothing is popular as to not cause a flare. They do have cute UV clothing on Amazon.
Glad to hear @Jeanmarie 👍
Did you partake in the Games this year?